EPISODE #6138: FABULOUS FOOD
$1K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN
M _ _ _
T _ _ _ _ R I _ E R
Susan’s shaking her head as she goofs w/ MEAT THERMOMETER.
M _ A _
T _ _ _ _ R I Z E R
Chris solves MEAT TENDERIZER. These players are hungry tonight for big winnings…
Chris Parisi: recently-engaged Middlesex HS Science teacher & Giants football fan from Bloomfield, NJ
Hillary Hagler: flight attendant and Boston sports fan w/ two rescue chihuahuas from Playa Del Rey, CA (orig. from Boston)
Susan Zoghelb: registered dietician and freelance writer from Bethlehem, PA (orig from Beirut, Lebanon)
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
S _ A Y I N G / O N
_ _ H E D U _ _
Hillary could be STAYING ON SCHEDULE after solving this puzzle.
FEATURED INTREPID TRIP: Spain worth $6,082
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
She gets the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 right away w/ an R, calls up two TD T’s, but then buys a bad vowel in A. Second, Susan spots two L’s for $1,400, buys seven E’s, but then says a dud of N. Third, Chris lights up a $1,950 trio of H’s, but LaTs out…
T H R E E – _ H E E _ E
_ T _ _ _ E _ / _ H E L L _
…and Hillary eats up some THREE-CHEESE STUFFED SHELLS for $5,250.
DUDS: A (Hillary), N (Susan)
SOLE LaT: Chris
Hillary: $7,250 1/2 CAR/Susan: $0/Chris: $1K
Mystery Round: QUOTATION
T for trouble is how Susan starts. Second in line, Chris digs up two S’s for $1,600, two A’s, but nothing more w/ H. Third, Hillary lights up four L’s for $2,800, two E’s, a $650 N, four O’s, a $600 C, and two R’s for a duplicate of the same 1/2 CAR…
O L _ / _ _ N _
C O L E / _ A S
A / _ E R R _
O L _ / S O _ L
…she exactly recites “OLD KING COLE HAS A MERRY OLD SOUL” for the Versa Note and another $4,550 in gas money!
DUDS: T (Susan), H (Chris)
Hillary: $26,775 cash & Versa/Susan: BUPKIS/Chris: $1K
PP/Express Round: THINGS
Chris picks up the Beef Bucks debit card right away w/ an N, only to give it right back and the $500 to the MDW’s right side. Second for Hillary are a $700 T, four $800 S’s, two O’s and an A, but then the LaT. On Susan’s radar third are two C’s for $1,200, three I’s, a TD F, the other two vowels, two R’s for $1,300, and two P’s for $1,200. Here’s what we’re looking at right now…
C R U I S E / S _ I P S
I N / P O R T S
O F / C A _ _
…she solves CRUISE SHIPS IN PORTS OF CALL for her first $6,450 and the $6K Costa CARIBBEAN CRUISE.
SOLE LaT: Hillary
SOLE BANKRUPT: Chris
Hillary: $26,775 cash & Versa/Susan: $12,450 cash & cruise/Chris: $1K
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ . / _ _ _ I S
M _ S _ _ _ _ _
Home of the MLB’s Cardinals, Hillary locates ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Round 4: PHRASE
A $1,500 trio of T’s get her started, but the BANKRUPT near TD takes it all right back. Second, Susan FPs a dud vowel of A, lights up an $800 R, buys five E’s, but then loses a turn w/ an L call. After Chris falls victim to the same BANKRUPT, Hillary captures a $2,100 trio of N’s, two U’s, and a $500 C…
U N E _ _ E C T E _
T U R N / _ _ / E _ E N T _
…aside from an UNEXPECTED TURN OF EVENTS, Hillary’s padded her big lead by another $2,350.
DUDS (both by Susan): A & L
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Hillary, Chris)
Hillary: $32,125 cash & Versa/Susan: $12,450 cash & cruise/Chris: $1K
Round 5: PERSON
After the middle lady starts w/ a $1K pair of N’s, it’s S-U time…
_ / _ _ _ _ N _ / _ _
_ / _ _ _ _ N _
…w/ an $1,800 FS. Just before Vanna’s finished lighting up the triple F’s…
_ / F R _ _ N _ / _ F
_ / F R _ _ N _
…Hillary proves to be A FRIEND OF A FRIEND for $5,400
SOLE DUD (after FS): G (Susan)
Hillary: $37,525 cash & Versa/Susan: $12,450 cash & cruise/Chris: $1K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3K cash & debit card
$100K Bonus Round
Hillary spins her way to the S of SPIN.
Calling the right vowel on this one could make or break her…
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_ E _ _ _ T
PMCA doesn’t add to much more…
C _ M _ _ N E _
_ E _ _ _ T
…I’d rather not know the COMBINED WEIGHT of all the prizes available in this part of the game, as she blows the first word w/ COMPANY and is the third straight $32K loser.
$5K SPIN ID: TZ3812638
Paella’s being served to the hosts.
MY EP. RATING: 6